Day 31 – Incentive

I did it! 31 days (although a couple might have been only a little late) of writing about how to motivate yourself to run!  

I joined the 31 Days challenge hosted by Myquillyn Smith at the Nesting Place and found a lot of great blogs too.  So as the last day I leave you with one last thing to continue motivating yourself to get out there and run!  Although, I will probably pop in with running related stuff every now and then.


You’ve written out your small goals, your big goals, why you are running, and put up all over the place those things that motivate and inspire you to run.  Yet, what incentive have you given yourself to run?  You may see and know the benefits – this could be incentive enough, but find something that will help push yourself to keep doing it.  

For every little goal you’ve created, find an incentive to reward yourself for reaching that goal.  Your goal was to run 15 miles this week?  Awesome find something that you want to give yourself for running more than 15 miles.  Some people go with food – an athlete of mine was rewarded by her parents with the biggest best burger ever for getting her goals.  Another runner was rewarded with Bojangles (ha!).  Others go with other things like sleeping in late one morning or doing a little dance.  Ha!  

Find an incentive to help push you a little more.


Day 1:  Introduction
Day 2:  Start Small, Build Slow
Day 3:  It Doesn’t Have To Be Boring
Day 4:  Stitches
Day 5:  Keep a Diary
Day 6:  Dangerous Thoughts
Day 7:  Week 1 Done – Some Suggestions
Day 8:  Treadmill Training – Baby it’s cold (or raining) outside
Day 9:  A Motivational Quote for You
Day 10:  Distractions
Day 11:  Partner Up!
Day 12:  Another Motivational Quote to Ponder
Day 13:  A Word on Dehydration and Motivation
Day 14:  Week 2 Flew!  Check in
Day 15:  Mornings
Day 16:  Visual Motivators
Day 17:  Knees
Day 18:  Another Motivational Quote
Day 19:  Don’t Forget
Day 20:  The Coach
Day 21:  Week 3 – Almost There!
Day 22:  Give Yourself a Break
Day 23:  Lower Legs and Feet
Day 24:  Control
Day 25:  Another Motivational Quote
Day 26:  Keeping a Log?
Day 27:  Test Yourself
Day 28:  Week 4 – This is it!
Day 29:  Goal Time
Day 30:  Chart It Out
Day 31:  What Is Your Incentive?

Also, if you want more motivation, you might want to follow my Pin Board ‘Run’!